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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Pontefract - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Pontefract - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: This theme is continued in the name of bars in the xscape complex, Glasshoughton between Pontefract and Castleford, referred to locally as 'Cas Vegas'. It is reported that Pontefract once held the British record for the town with the most pubs per square kilometre.


Food Stamp Growth 75X Greater than Job Creation | The Weekly Standard

Food Stamp Growth 75X Greater than Job Creation | The Weekly Standard: With the latest jobs report, it is now the case that "Under Obama, Food Stamp Growth [Is] 75 Times Greater Than Job Creation," according to statistics compiled by the Republican side of the Senate Budget Committee. "For Every Person Added to Jobs Rolls Since January 2009, 75 People Added To Food Stamp Rolls."

SHOCK VIDEO: Colorado Voter Registration Without Identification Caught On Tape | The Gateway Pundit

SHOCK VIDEO: Colorado Voter Registration Without Identification Caught On Tape | The Gateway Pundit

The Dark Side of Diversity | The Conservative Papers

The Dark Side of Diversity | The Conservative Papers: Islam is growing in militancy and intolerance, evolving again into a fighting faith, and spreading not only through proselytizing, but violence.



Obama's Borrowed More Per Household Than Median Household Earns | National Debt | Fox Nation

Obama's Borrowed More Per Household Than Median Household Earns | National Debt | Fox Nation: Obama's Borrowed More Per Household ($53,616) Than Median Household Earns ($50,502)

By Terence P. Jeffrey

(CNSNews.com) - Under President Barack Obama, the federal government's debt has increased by an amount per household that exceeds the annual median household income.

Since Obama’s first inauguration on Jan. 20, 2009, the federal debt has climbed $6,167,472,778,984.22. That equals about $53,616 for each of the 115,031,000 households the Census Bureau currently estimates are in the country.

One Super Simple Chart Shines Light On Obama's Lies About The Sequester

One Super Simple Chart Shines Light On Obama's Lies About The Sequester

Liberal Agenda 101- Democrats crave Symbolism over Substance. Seemingly Doesn’t Care about Results | RedState

Liberal Agenda 101- Democrats crave Symbolism over Substance. Seemingly Doesn’t Care about Results | RedState: They want to say we passed a gun-control bill. They don't give a care that it won't control the criminals out there.

If the West Bank is really the East Bank, why do we call it the West Bank? | Blake Pontchartrain™: New Orleans Trivia | Gambit - New Orleans News and Entertainment

If the West Bank is really the East Bank, why do we call it the West Bank? | Blake Pontchartrain™: New Orleans Trivia | Gambit - New Orleans News and Entertainment

US sailor thwarts Dubai bus driver rapist after putting him in strangehold with her thighs and then beating him into submission | Mail Online

US sailor thwarts Dubai bus driver rapist after putting him in strangehold with her thighs and then beating him into submission | Mail Online

From Love to Friendship by Voltaire


If you would have me love once more,
The blissful age of love restore;
From wine's free joys, and lovers' cares,
Relentless time, who no man spares,
Urges me quickly to retire,
And no more to such bliss aspire.
From such austerity exact,
Let's, if we can, some good extract;
Whose way of thinking with this age
Suits not, can ne'er be deemed a sage.
Let sprightly youth its follies gay,
Its follies amiable display;
Life to two moments is confined,
Let one to wisdom be consigned.
You sweet delusions of my mind,
Still to my ruling passion kind,
Which always brought a sure relief
To life's accurst companion, grief.
Will you forever from me fly,
And must I joyless, friendless die?
No mortal e'er resigns his breath
I see, without a double death;
Who loves, and is beloved no more,
His hapless fate may well deplore;
Life's loss may easily be borne,
Of love bereft man is forlorn.
'Twas thus those pleasures I lamented,
Which I so oft in youth repented;
My soul replete with soft desire,
Vainly regretted youthful fire.
But friendship then, celestial maid,
From heaven descended to my aid;
Less lively than the amorous flame,
Although her tenderness the same.
The charms of friendship I admired,
My soul was with new beauty fired;
I then made one in friendship's train,
But destitute of love, complain.


Friday, April 26, 2013

One of Every Five American Households on Food Stamps

One of Every Five American Households on Food Stamps: A record one out of every five American households, over 23 million in all, is now on food stamps. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) revealed that the number of households in January, 2013 was 23,087,886 households, 889,154 more than the year before. There are 115,310,000 households in the United States.

NBC Renews REVOLUTION & GRIMM - Seriable

NBC Renews REVOLUTION & GRIMM - Seriable: Good news for Revolution and Grimm fans — NBC has renewed both seriables for 22-episode second and third seasons respectively, along with Chicago Fire, Parenthood and Law & Order: Law & Order Retribution.

Hacked AP Twitter account causes Dow to plunge | GlobalPost

Hacked AP Twitter account causes Dow to plunge | GlobalPost: After the official Associated Press Twitter account was hacked and spread false news of a White House bombing this afternoon, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged.

The markets returned to normal after about five minutes, however. The price of crude oil fell, then rose again. The 10-year Treasury note bond's yield also briefly dropped as traders moved money into low-risk investments.

The AP's main account, which has now been suspended, tweeted some alarming news just after 1 p.m. EST that took the internet by storm:

Breaking: Two Explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured

— The Associated Press (@AP) April 23, 2013


Cross of St. Peter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Cross of St. Peter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: The Cross of St. Peter or Petrine Cross is an inverted Latin cross traditionally used as a Christian symbol, but in recent times also used widely as an anti-Christian symbol (a meaning which is not valid with respect to traditional conventions of Christian symbolism).

Shocking video shows Egyptian police allowing deadly attack on Coptic cathedral | Fox News

Shocking video shows Egyptian police allowing deadly attack on Coptic cathedral | Fox News: Shocking video appears to show Egyptian police standing idly by - and even helping attackers during a deadly assault on a Coptic cathedral where Christians were mourning five men killed in an earlier clash with Muslims.

The video shot April 7 and first obtained by MidEast Christian News, shows a men shooting guns, wielding machetes and hurling stones and possibly Molotov cocktails as mourners carry caskets out of St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in the Abbassia District of Cairo as uniformed police watch, unmoving. At one point, a police officer appears to help a gunman take aim at a courtyard full of mourners who had spilled out of the church. The attack left two Copts dead and another 84 people injured, including 11 police officers.

Comedy Central renews 'The Jeselnik Offensive' and 'Nathan for You' | Inside TV | EW.com

Comedy Central renews 'The Jeselnik Offensive' and 'Nathan for You' | Inside TV | EW.com: A pair of comedians on Comedy Central just got a pick-me-up: The network announced today that both Anthony Jeselnik’s The Jeselnik Offensive and Nathan Fielder’s Nathan for You have been renewed for a second season.

The Jeselnik Offensive, which features the fearless stand-up leaving no topic unskewered through various segments such as a panel discussion with fellow comedians, will return with ten new episodes in July.

Obama's scrub of Muslim terms under question; common links in attacks - Washington Times

Obama's scrub of Muslim terms under question; common links in attacks - Washington Times

Category:Russian heavy metal musical groups - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Category:Russian heavy metal musical groups - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Archbishop Prays While Topless Leftist Activists Shout Curses And Douse Him With Water… | Weasel Zippers

Archbishop Prays While Topless Leftist Activists Shout Curses And Douse Him With Water… | Weasel Zippers: I can say with 100% certainty I wouldn’t be able to remain as calm and tranquil as the Archbishop.

Voltaire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Voltaire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: the right to a fair trial and freedom of religion—and who denounced the hypocrisies and injustices of the Ancien Régime. The Ancien Régime involved an unfair balance of power and taxes between the First Estate (the clergy), the Second Estate (the nobles), and the Third Estate (the commoners and middle class, who were burdened with most of the taxes).

DHS questioned over decision to let Saudi passengers skip normal passport controls | Fox News

DHS questioned over decision to let Saudi passengers skip normal passport controls | Fox News: A Department of Homeland Security program intended to give "trusted traveler" status to low-risk airline passengers soon will be extended to Saudi travelers, opening the program to criticism for accommodating the country that produced 15 of the 19 hijackers behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Maryland Offers Glimpse At Obamacare Insurance Math - Healthy Living - Everyday Health

Maryland Offers Glimpse At Obamacare Insurance Math - Healthy Living - Everyday Health: WEDNESDAY, April 24, 2013 (Kaiser Health News) — In the latest preview of prices for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act, Maryland’s dominant insurer says proposed premiums for new policies for individuals will rise by 25 percent on average next year.

That’s lower than what some had predicted. Just three weeks ago, the insurer, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, had been looking at a proposed 50 percent increase. But the company revised that initial estimate, citing worries about affordability for consumers.


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Bad Karma: Obama admin kept funding Fisker while knowing it was failing « Hot Air

Bad Karma: Obama admin kept funding Fisker while knowing it was failing « Hot Air:

Apple - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Apple - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Germanic paganism

In Norse mythology, the goddess Iðunn is portrayed in the Prose Edda (written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson) as providing apples to the gods that give them eternal youthfulness. English scholar H. R. Ellis Davidson links apples to religious practices in Germanic paganism, from which Norse paganism developed. She points out that buckets of apples were found in the Oseberg ship burial site in Norway, and that fruit and nuts (Iðunn having been described as being transformed into a nut in Skáldskaparmál) have been found in the early graves of the Germanic peoples in England and elsewhere on the continent of Europe, which may have had a symbolic meaning, and that nuts are still a recognized symbol of fertility in southwest England.[20]
Davidson notes a connection between apples and the Vanir, a tribe of gods associated with fertility in Norse mythology, citing an instance of eleven "golden apples" being given to woo the beautiful Gerðr by Skírnir, who was acting as messenger for the major Vanir god Freyr in stanzas 19 and 20 of Skírnismál. Davidson also notes a further connection between fertility and apples in Norse mythology in chapter 2 of the Völsunga saga when the major goddess Frigg sends King Rerir an apple after he prays to Odin for a child, Frigg's messenger (in the guise of a crow) drops the apple in his lap as he sits atop a mound.[21] Rerir's wife's consumption of the apple results in a six-year pregnancy and the Caesarean section birth of their son—the hero Völsung.[22]
Further, Davidson points out the "strange" phrase "Apples of Hel" used in an 11th century poem by the skald Thorbiorn Brúnarson. She states this may imply that the apple was thought of by Brúnarson as the food of the dead. Further, Davidson notes that the potentially Germanic goddess Nehalennia is sometimes depicted with apples and that parallels exist in early Irish stories. Davidson asserts that while cultivation of the apple in Northern Europe extends back to at least the time of the Roman Empire and came to Europe from the Near East, the native varieties of apple trees growing in Northern Europe are small and bitter. Davidson concludes that in the figure of Iðunn "we must have a dim reflection of an old symbol: that of the guardian goddess of the life-giving fruit of the other world."[20]


Complete 3D-Printed Handgun Just Weeks Away, Says Cody Wilson - Hit & Run : Reason.com

Complete 3D-Printed Handgun Just Weeks Away, Says Cody Wilson - Hit & Run : Reason.com

Governments may push workers out of employer health care and into health exchange - The Washington Post

Governments may push workers out of employer health care and into health exchange - The Washington Post: In a quest to save money, political leaders in Washington state are exploring a plan that would shift some government workers out of their current health plans and onto the insurance exchange developed under President Barack Obama’s health care law.

$3 Million Retirement Cap in Obama's Budget Would Not Apply to Him

$3 Million Retirement Cap in Obama's Budget Would Not Apply to Him: President Barack Obama’s 2014 budget puts a $3 million cap on tax-advantaged retirement accounts to crack down on “wealthy individuals” using these investment vehicles to earn “substantially more than is needed to fund reasonable levels of retirement savings.”

WaPo: Government Pays Almost $1 Million For Empty Bank Accounts - National Republican Congressional Committee www.nrcc.org

WaPo: Government Pays Almost $1 Million For Empty Bank Accounts - National Republican Congressional Committee www.nrcc.org

We all know the feeling.
It occurs when we try and take money out from an ATM that doesn’t belong to our bank. A message pops up on the poorly colored screen informing us that we’ll need to fork over $2.50 to access our money.
It’s a feeling of complete annoyance, yet we shrug, exhale, and hit “OK” –sucking it up for the sake of convenience.
Well, imagine paying almost $1 million dollars a year in bank fees…to keep accounts open that have no money in them.
Welcome to the United States Government.
A Washington Post story out today reports that the we’ve been doing exactly that.
“It is one of the oddest spending habits in Washington: This year, the government will spend at least $890,000 on service fees for bank accounts that have nothing in them. At last count, Uncle Sam has 13,712 such accounts, each with a balance of zero.’
‘These are supposed to be closed. But nobody has done the paperwork.’
‘So even now — as the sequester budget cuts have begun idling workers and frustrating travelers — the government is still required to pay $65, per year, per account, to keep these empty accounts on the books.”
What makes it worse is the complete lack of urgency to close these accounts. Nobody bothers doing the paperwork because—as the Obama presidency has clearly shown us—Democrats in Washington simply don’t treat our tax dollars with any care.
We need to end this carelessness. Let’s make sure we elect leaders that treat your money as thoughtfully as you do.
Stand with the NRCC today and we look to increase our Republican majority.

Zombies in ‘Juan of the Dead’ Chomp on Cuba’s Sacred Cows - NYTimes.com

Zombies in ‘Juan of the Dead’ Chomp on Cuba’s Sacred Cows - NYTimes.com: HAVANA — The day after Havana is invaded by the living dead, Juan and Sara emerge from their dilapidated apartment building to find the streets filled with people roving aimlessly, their wide eyes blank.

Urban Dictionary: photobomb

Urban Dictionary: photobomb: (verb)- to drop in a photo unexpectedly...to hop in a picture right before it is taken.


Anorthic Definition, Definition of Anorthic, Anagrams, and words that start with Anorthic

Anorthic Definition, Definition of Anorthic, Anagrams, and words that start with Anorthic: Is anorthic a scrabble word? Yes!

adj. - Having three unequal crystal axes intersecting at oblique angles



10 Remarkable & Unusual College Degrees

10 Remarkable & Unusual College Degrees

2. Comedy Studies



“Ha ha ha.”
“What’s so funny?”
“I have a degree in Comedy.”
“You’re right, that IS funny.”

The first degree in Comedy was awarded in mid 2009 by Southampton Solent Univeristy.  From the course description: “On this highly innovative and exciting degree you will examine comedy through both production and performance. Comedy will be studied as a media industry in its own right as well as how humour and jokes occur in everyday life.”

Majors in this field are going to be the only ones laughing when aspiring professional comedians discover that they may have to break through an additional educational barrier should they want to find success. Laughter will always be the best medicine.

Americans for Tax Reform : Gov. Perry Moves to Make Texas More Tax Friendly

Americans for Tax Reform : Gov. Perry Moves to Make Texas More Tax Friendly

Monday, April 22, 2013

Hillel the Elder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hillel the Elder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Hillel (הלל) (born Babylon traditionally c.110 BCE, died 10 CE[1] in Jerusalem) was a famous Jewish religious leader, one of the most important figures in Jewish history. He is associated with the development of the Mishnah and the Talmud. Renowned within Judaism as a sage and scholar, he was the founder of the House of Hillel school for Tannaïm (Sages of the Mishnah) and the founder of a dynasty of Sages who stood at the head of the Jews living in the land of Israel until roughly the fifth century of the Common Era.

Shots fired at TVA Watts Bar Nuclear Plant | wbir.com

Shots fired at TVA Watts Bar Nuclear Plant | wbir.com

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Fanfic: Tending to Those in Need Ch 1, BioShock | FanFiction

Fanfic: Tending to Those in Need Ch 1, BioShock | FanFiction: Tending to Those in Need by SaraiMichelle

Obama’s Department Labor Nominee Is The Embarrassing Gift That Keeps Giving | RedState

Obama’s Department Labor Nominee Is The Embarrassing Gift That Keeps Giving | RedState:

During his Senate confirmation hearing last Thursday, Perez affirmed what many already knew–but the Obama Administration has been loathe to admit–that the real unemployment rate is actually double what the Administration touts.

To make matters even more embarrassing for the Obama Administration, according to a report in the Washington Free Beacon, Perez may have illegally been leaking information to outside groups via his personal e-mail.

'MarcoPhone' Program: 200k Sq Miles, 7+ Million People, Open-Ended Funding

'MarcoPhone' Program: 200k Sq Miles, 7+ Million People, Open-Ended Funding

Obama’s Silent Pro-Islamic War Against America Happening On US Soil Now | Push Back Now

Obama’s Silent Pro-Islamic War Against America Happening On US Soil Now | Push Back Now: he is indeed very much not a Christian. Barak Hussein Obama was raised to be Muslim and as such believes what the Koran states: That all Christians/Catholics/Jews and Non-Muslims are “Infidels” = “Worse than Unbelievers.” – Obama is practicing “Taqiyya” which means “to deceive with approval for the purposes of furthering Islam”. He is fluent in Arabic, reciting Muslim Prayers, and in deciphering the Koran due to his Indonesian & devout Muslim upbringing. Obama reveres the Koran, unlike the Bible, which he seems to abhor (revealed by his order to cover the Christ symbol at Georgetown University in a speech dated April 14th, 2009) See bottom of article for proof and link.

At least 185 killed as Nigerian army fights Islamist militants — RT News

At least 185 killed as Nigerian army fights Islamist militants — RT News: At least 185 people have been killed in fighting between Nigerian forces and Islamic extremists in a north-eastern town, according to officials.

A local government official in Baga has visited Borno state officials on Sunday with information that the massacre started on Friday and lasted for hours, AP reports. He added that 185 bodies had been buried, but the death toll is thought to be greater, as locals are continuing their search for the dead.

Brig. Gen. Austin Edokpaye told government officials that the militants were using heavy weaponry – among it machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades. He added that the extremists were also using the town’s civilians as human shields during the fighting.

Massacres, kidnappings and raids have characterized Nigeria’s extremist insurgency in the predominantly Muslim northern regions of the country since 2010.

Rivers of fake money flow into India | Money Jihad

Rivers of fake money flow into India | Money Jihad: A flood of counterfeit notes from Dubai, Pakistan, Jammu and Kashmir, Nepal, Bangladesh, and to some extent from Sri Lanka have left Indians swimming in a pool of devalued rupees.

Injuries could preclude questioning of Boston bombing suspect, says mayor - US News | Latest US News Headlines | The Irish Times - Sun, Apr 21, 2013

Injuries could preclude questioning of Boston bombing suspect, says mayor - US News | Latest US News Headlines | The Irish Times - Sun, Apr 21, 2013: Seriously wounded Dzhokhar Tsarnaev under heavy guard in hospital

DA Lehmberg guilty and heads to jail | KXAN.com

DA Lehmberg guilty and heads to jail | KXAN.com: AUSTIN (KXAN) - On the day Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg was sentenced to 45 days in jail for driving while intoxicated, video released from the night she was arrested shows jailers having to restrain her for resisting their commands to cooperate.

The security video taken from a camera mounted on the cell's ceiling was made public Friday by the Travis County Attorney's office. It also shows Lehmberg handcuffed from behind, slumped on a stool and crying. Other video taken with a hand-held camera shows her arguing before being restrained.

California Gun Confiscation Bill Passes, Approves $24 Million To Expedite Illegal Gun Seizure

California Gun Confiscation Bill Passes, Approves $24 Million To Expedite Illegal Gun Seizure



The California state legislature passed a bill Thursday approving $24 million to expedite the confiscation of the estimated 40,000 handguns and assault weapons illegally owned by Californians.
SB 140, authored by Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco), seeks to remedy the gun-confiscation backlog that has left thousands of illegal guns on the streets, including those owned by those with criminal convictions or serious mental illness.
“We are fortunate in California to have the first and only system in the nation that tracks and identifies individuals who at one time made legal purchases of firearms but are now barred from possessing them,” Leno said in a statement. “However, due to a lack of resources, only a few of these illegally possessed weapons have been confiscated, and the mountain of firearms continues to grow each day."
The measure will take $24 million from the Dealer Record of Sale (DROS) surplus funds and give it to the California Department of Justice, which is in charge of confiscating illegal guns. The DROS account holds fees that are imposed upon every transfer or sale of a firearm in California.
Assemblyman Brian Jones (R-Santee) said he voted against the measure because the fees that make up the DROS funds are intended to cover the cost of background checks -- not confiscations.
"For example, if you go to the DMV and pay for a driver's license, that fee is for processing the driver's license, not for setting up sting operations for catching drunk drivers," he said.
"If the legislature wants to raise extra funds for the DOJ, it would have to impose a tax on firearm sales, which requires a two-thirds vote," he added.
Brandon Combs, executive director of the gun advocacy group Calguns Foundation, agrees that gun confiscation should be paid for out of the state's general fund. His and other pro-gun groups have argued that California's fees on gun buyers are exorbitant.
"The state should not be stealing millions of dollars from gun owners who were overcharged," Combs said.
The funds will go toward enforcing the California DOJ's Armed Prohibited Persons System (APPS) program, which began in 2007. APPS cross-references various databases to check people who have legally purchased handguns and registered assault weapons since 1996 against individuals who are prohibited from owning or possessing firearms.
APPS also cross-references gun owners with individuals who have reported to the state DOJ as mentally ill. Doctors and hospitals are required to report to the state individuals who were found to be a danger to themselves or others, or who were certified for intensive treatment for a mental disorder.
Lynda Gledhill, spokesperson for the California DOJ, said that of the individuals deemed unfit to own guns, about 30 percent have a criminal record, 30 percent are mentally ill, 20 percent have a restraining order out on them and a small percentage have a warrant out for their arrest.
California is the only U.S. state where law enforcement officials confiscate guns from the homes of individuals not legally permitted to own them. Because gun-confiscating agents do not obtain search warrants, their job involves convincing people to let them into their homes and hand over their guns. If an individual does turn over a gun, he or she can be arrested on suspicion of illegally owning a firearm.
Over the past five years, agents conducting twice-weekly sweeps have confiscated more than 10,000 guns. Using the $24 million from SB 140, the California DOJ says it would take three years to catch up with the backlog of confiscated illegal guns.
Leno's bill returns to the Senate for approval of some noncontroversial amendments before heading to Gov. Jerry Brown’s (D) desk. If SB 140 is signed by the governor, it would take effect immediately.
"This makes enormous sense and is one of the only ways available to reduce access to already purchased firearms," Deborah Azrael, associate director of the Harvard Youth Violence Prevention Center. "Universal background checks, as much as we should have them, can affect only the next gun purchased, not the sizable reservoir of guns already out there."
Adam Winker, UCLA law professor and expert on constitutional law, commented on the passage of the California bill after the U.S. Congress' failure to enact national gun background checks.
"We're likely to see much more activity at the state level in the wake of Congress's failure to act," Winkler said. "The gun-control movement's best options now are gun-control laws at the state."


Westboro Baptist Church to picket funeral of woman killed in Boston bombings - Washington Times

Westboro Baptist Church to picket funeral of woman killed in Boston bombings - Washington Times



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